We are into February already, but the winter temperatures aren’t moving out quickly enough. Cold winter weather may prevent you from wanting to take your dog outside to play. Being pent up inside all day could result in your dog exhibiting unfavorable or destructive behavior. AllDogs Canine Care Center wants to look at ways to keep your dog entertained during the winter and let you know how we can help.
The Importance of Play for Dogs
Whether your four-legged friend is a puppy or a senior (defined as any dog who’s seven or older), or anywhere in between, exercise is important. Physical exercise should be a part of your dog’s daily routine, and you’ve probably heard the saying that a good dog is a tired dog. By contrast, a bored dog is more likely to get into trouble: exploring places they shouldn’t or chewing your belongings to release that pent-up energy.
There are several benefits to regular play for your dog:
- Mental stimulation – Play exercises the mind as well as the body. When your dog’s mind is stimulated through play or socialization, it limits the likelihood of boredom or behavioral problems related to boredom, such as excessive barking or chewing.
- Improves training and manners – If you have a puppy, play with other dogs can help reinforce basic training and improve the manners of the new member of your family. Let’s say your puppy plays a little rough; a quick nip from their parent or an older dog will change their behavior in a hurry.
- Provides a purpose – As mentioned earlier, bored dogs will come up with their own ways to keep themselves entertained, and you probably won’t like what those ways will be. Regular daily play will decrease the chance your dog develops negative habits and gives them something meaningful to do.
Consider a play date for your pup
Maybe it’s too cold for your dog to romp outdoors like they usually do, and you’re too busy with work or managing your household to give them the attention they need. In these situations, why not trust professionals like the dog-loving experts at AllDogs, and sign your dog up for doggie playcamp? We even offer curbside service, so you can bring your canine for a day full of fun and then get on with what you need to accomplish before picking them up that evening. Your dog will get exercise, the opportunity to socialize with other dogs, and plenty of love and attention from our compassionate staff while being supervised in a clean, healthy environment. You can even check in on your four-legged family member during the day through our online puppy cam.
Dog Playcare in Morristown
Ready to find out more? We offer full-day and even half-day rates, or you can buy passes in increments of five, 10, and 20 days to save some money. Have multiple dogs who need more stimulation in their daily routine? We also offer family packages. And, as we are staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, we offer early drop-off and late pick-up, allowing flexibility in your schedule. To find out more about our playcamp program for dogs, or any of the other services offered at AllDogs, give us a call at (865) 475-2225 or contact us online if you’re living in the areas of Jefferson City and Morristown, Tennessee.